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Labor Management Day

By The Reverend Published: September 4, 2012

Mr. Eric Cantor, GOP House Leader.....

“Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success. I am committed to keeping taxes low and reducing red tape to make it easier for Virginia’s small business owners to start hiring again, create more jobs and ensure a thriving economy for the future so more people can achieve the American dream.”

Yes, you read that correctly. Labor Day is actually a holiday to celebrate business owners. It's not Labor Day, according to Cantor, it's Labor Management Day.

And rightfully so. To hear the mighty boot strappers of the GOP spouting all that rugged-rich-guy individualism, you would swear that if it wasn't for capital....management....business owners, the rest of us would have starved to death long ago.

Probably in the near future, Congress will vote to change the name of the first Monday in September to Labor Management Day as Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney would prefer.

Although tax rates and regulations have very little, if anything, to do with our current high unemployment.....Eric Cantor and his Young Dud buddies in the GOP TeaHouse are glad to take the opportunity of high unemployment to help already-very-wealthy business owners and corporate skimmers to...well....get even richer.

While millions of American working families have lost their jobs, homes, and health care....what better way for Eric Cantor to express his empathy towards those currently without a paycheck than to take the opportunity of a Labor Day holiday to shill for more giveaways to the people who laid those workers off in the first place. And while Eric was at it....I mean, why not cynically slap all workers right in the face by twisting the Labor Day holiday into some bizarro celebration of business?

Businesses in the U.S. are not hiring more workers than they are hiring right now because consumer demand does not justify new hiring or expansion. Government regulations have nothing to do with why consumer demand is lagging. Tax rates have nothing to do with why consumer demand is lagging.

Of course, Eric Cantor knows all that.....and he doesn't give one damn about any of it. Cantor is in the House to do the bidding of the top 1%. The top 1% hold total control of the GOP and a good portion of the Democratic Party as well.

The most cynical political ploy I've ever witnessed (outside of The Dick and his George attacking the non-threatening sovereign nation of Iraq) has been the successful effort by Republicans/conservatives/Teahadists.....to turn a private-sector, financial collapse....created entirely by government deregulation during a period of historically low tax rates.....into a cause to further strip government regulations, to further lower taxes on the very people who caused the disaster in the first place.

It just doesn't get any more cynical, or ballsy, than that. But this is America.....and often, we are very proud of how the stuff our leaders do doesn't make any sense whatsoever. It adds, somehow, to our Exceptionalism.

So, yes, Eric Cantor....we salute you....brave defender of the wealthy few. By all means....introduce a bill in the House. Call it the 2012 Reclaiming-The-Real-Workers Act. In it....reclaim Labor Day for those it rightfully belongs to....Business Owners. Take your country back, Eric....and let it begin by correcting the mistake made over a hundred years ago when Labor Day was declared a national holiday honoring....workers. What were those old communists thinking, huh?

Workers are...as all Fox viewers know....lazy, "takers", who simply suck at the teat of America's rugged individualists. Who in their right mind would want to honor people like that by celebrating a national holiday in the name of their lazy-asses? Certainly no one who considers himself a conservative, that's for sure.

Thank you Eric Cantor, Teahadist House Leader......for stripping away the byzantine web of nonsense woven around a day honoring stupid people who don't dress up each morning to go sit in a climate-controlled office...but instead actually put on work clothes and....gasp....perspire from the physical labor they do. Thank you Republican Party for rightfully blaming our languishing economic conditions on those who had nothing whatsoever to do with the collapse of the economy........job well done.

And for the brilliantly conceived idea that Labor Day is, after all, a holiday to recognize and honor our real workers.....business owners.....I salute you, Eric Cantor. You just can't get any more cynical than that.

It is at times like these that atheists like The Reverend wished there really was a hell.

 

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